Saturday, November 3, 2018

I Peter 1:13

What kinds of things do you do in the process of preparing for competition?  Surely you study film, practice, visualize your performance, warm up your muscles and more.  We all know the value of physical preparation, but how important is it to prepare your mind?

Peter mentions this to his friends in his first letter at chapter 1 and verse 13, “Therefore prepare your minds for action, be self controlled and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

Today we’ll focus on the first part of that sentence.  Prepare your minds for action.  We’ll think together about the three key words.

Prepare – At this level of play, one can no longer just show up and play.  To succeed we will need to prepare.  The good news is that by game day the preparation is done and we’re ready.

Minds – There is more required than just physical preparation.  We must be fully ready to compete, physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually.  Come to competition 100% prepared and bring your brain with you.

Action – Even if your participation in this competition is rather doubtful, your team needs to have you fully engaged in it.  Your teammates need your encouragement, your insight and your enthusiasm for them to compete at their best.  Everyone must be ready for action, not half for action and the other half for passivity.

Let’s prepare our minds for action and give this competition our best effort of the year.

Bible Reading Plan:
II Peter 2:1-9
Job 3
Ezekiel 9-12